There is something about Fall which gets the home fires burning and the crafting started. Tonya from Plain and Joyful Living asked that we share our ideas for holiday cards.
For us this year, not only are we making or buying handmade gifts but we are also focusing on keeping family traditions and crafts alive by making a handmade heritage holiday.
We come from a family of very creative people. As the years go by, some of our cherished memories and talents are beginning to fade. To introduce the younger generations to the old, we are whipping up some family magic. The first glimpse of this enchantment will be when they get a view of "the heritage tag".
On the outside of the tag is the To: and From:, a photo of the person who originally came up with the idea. Also included, either on the front or the back, is a little tidbit about this person. What they loved to do and create.
Great Gram would crochet.
My Grandmother would make her famous chocolate cookies,
while my dad would make us wonderful toys, inventions, and cartoons. All learned from one of our famous relatives, Oskar Lindqvist.
Being a designer, my mom would make us wonderful clothes. This tag, however, is toting her incredible apple cake.
Inside each gift will be a card which will have either the pattern, recipe, or instructions and a little bit more about the person along with some photos. By the end of this holiday season, my children will receive and meet a different side of their large and happy family. Plus they will have some great beginnings on a heritage album.
To see what other sorts of cards everyone is coming up with, head on over and take a look.